Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy' : Fresh Air The son of a Jewish father and a Guatemalan mother, Goldman grew up mostly in working class suburbs of Boston. His new novel, 'Monkey Boy,' draws on his own experiences, including being physically abused by his dad. "I wanted to go back and look at some very difficult years of my childhood and adolescence," Goldman says.
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Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy'

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Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy'

Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy'

Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy'

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The son of a Jewish father and a Guatemalan mother, Goldman grew up mostly in working class suburbs of Boston. His new novel, 'Monkey Boy,' draws on his own experiences, including being physically abused by his dad. "I wanted to go back and look at some very difficult years of my childhood and adolescence," Goldman says.